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    Question Help finding out history of these German binoculars

    Hi,

    I recently came into possession of these German binoculars and I've been trying my best to find out as much about them as I can without any help so far.

    I've found it quite difficult to find any proper sources of information but these are my best guesses so far:

    - According to the serial number, it was most likely produced in 1941
    - they are green, which suggest that they were produced after the Germans ran out of the black paint they used for various field equipment and vehicles. I believe this was sometime in 1942
    - one of the things that makes them unique is the fact they have the logo of Carl Zeiss Jena, yet in my research I have read that shortly after the war began the Germans stopped allowing these logos and production location information so that the Allies would not be able to target the cities where they were produced for bombing
    - Typically instead of a Kriegsmarine Eagle and swatsika, most German WWII binos said Dienstglas around the time these would have been produced
    - unverified but the only other similar pair that I've found online was on an old auction site. They claimed they were part of a specially commissioned order but not much more info was given

    What I'm really interested in finding out is first of all, are these real? Secondly any information about them at all, but most of interest is who they belonged to?

    Any insight, background or advice of where to find source material about these would be much appreciated!
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    Welcome to the forum Bino.

    Once your account is approved, I recommend you repost your question and photos in the section linked below. From there you will reach the right audience that hopefully should be able to help.

    https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/field...s-third-reich/
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    Apologies for posting incorrectly and thank you for the advice sir!

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